Fiat says the new Ducato “continues along an evolutionary path that has never stopped for almost forty years, with excellent performance, a strong focus on TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the best vehicle to support the different needs of every professional mission”.
The Ducato Electric has been developed using a year’s worth of customer data in relation to the real use of their vehicles, confirming that more than 25 per cent of the market already has a “BEV Attitude” and therefore ready and waiting for a mobility change.
Professionals working in specific business areas are well placed to be early adopters of this technology, considering the growth in online commerce, postal and courier services, home deliveries, local transport, and the widespread need to access to city centres.
The customers already interested in electric mobility today are the same ones who, due to their specific mission types and give particular importance to TCO. Fiat says the Ducato Electric is being developed alongside the customer, through pilot projects involving large companies, to identify all specific uses and demands which in turn assists with individual customisation and configuration.
So as well as offering a complete range of versions, Ducato Electric will also feature modular battery size options, with range from 136 to 223 miles (NEDC cycle) and different charging configurations. Speed is limited to 62mph to optimise energy use, maximum power of 90 kW and maximum torque of 206 ft lb. The new electric powerplant does not penalise the Ducato’s load volumes from 10 to 17 m3, and a payload of up to 1,950 kg, which Fiat says is the best in its category.